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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fable (2004)

Genre: Action RPG | Players: 1 | Developer: Lionhead Studios

Found a beat-up copy in a box. Thought I would give it a shot.

Journey across the land fighting monsters and such with a myriad of augment-able weapons and upgradeable spells in a sandbox-type environment. The hook here is the morality system that gives good or evil points based on your actions. Neither path is wrong, but it doesn't really matter since it only affects your appearance and a few alignment-specific spells. Choices that actually affect the story can be chosen either way regardless of alignment. It's a little harder to get laid when your evil, but nothing a new haircut and clothes won't fix. The marriage stuff affects nothing story-wise anyway.

Combat is straightforward. Choose a weapon or spell and press attack. Dodge occasionally to keep up your combo and boom, you win. Simple, but the best part of the game. The system for selecting items and hotkeys is a little unwieldy.

Pretty with some pop-in issues. A few times textures failed to load.

Your hometown is attacked and your family is murdered, so you are taken to train at the Hero's Guild. Then you can journey across Albion to uncover those responsible for the attack and complete quests.

Buyer's Guide:
Easily found since it was a good seller. Can be found for as low as $7 online for Xbox and PC. There is also the expansion The Lost Chapters.

2½ Union Jack underoos out of 5


Dr Faustus said...

"It's a little harder to get laid when your evil, but nothing a new haircut and clothes won't fix."

Like real life. :)

Impudent Urinal said...

All women want a bad boy who will be good just for them.